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More foreign workers now welcomed for seasonal jobs in Alaska

An additional 20,000 H-2B nonagricultural worker visas are to be issued for the first half of fiscal year 2022 by the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor, making a potentially much larger workforce available for Alaska’s commercial fishing and tourism businesses.

State protects employees’ right to keep tips

New state regulations effective June 29 protect employees’ right to keep tips thy receive on the job and prohibit employers from redistributing those tips...

Shoreside, floating processors boost BSAI economy

A study of the economic impact of shoreside and floating processors to communities within the Aleutians East Borough and Aleutians West census area measures...

HB 312 would protect health care workers

Legislation to protect health care employees from workplace assaults has passed the Alaska House by a vote of 31-1 and moved to the Senate...

Unemployment benefits extended up to 13 weeks

Up to 13 weeks of extended benefits will be available beginning Nov. 5 to eligible workers receiving unemployment insurance benefits, state labor officials said...

PEER contends Trump decision hamstrings the promise

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says that President Trump’s decision to impose a federal hiring freeze will impede increasing energy production from federal lands,...

Apprentices honored Nov. 14-20

Apprentices are being honored in Alaska in concurrence with National Apprenticeship Week.Gov. Bill Walker proclaimed Nov. 14-20 as Alaska Apprenticeship Week.Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas...

Federal grant will expand health care, aviation training

A competitive federal grant for $1,019,985 awarded to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will help finance training of more Alaskans for...
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